Saturday, January 21, 2012

Snowed In!

We've had over a foot of snow and extremely cold temps in the last week. Things started to warm up a bit today, but I heard we are in for more snow next week. Horsekeeping has been interesting!

The good news is Miss Loretta has been in "remission." It's been six days since her last colicky "episode." We had a rough few days a week ago. Even the Banamine wasn't making her feel much better. I honestly thought I was going to lose her. Thank goodness for vets. They are so great with my frantic calling (during the day or the on-call vet) asking for advice!

I don't feel comfortable that Loretta is out of the woods yet. She has gone this long in between episodes and they have resurfaced. I am just praying that this time she's good- for good!

I hope you are all hanging in there with whatever winter weather is being thrown your way. I am hoping to get some great photos of horses in the snow tomorrow and will post them next week!!

P.S. Lo is wearing a turn-out halter since her last episode. She is typically a VERY easy horse to catch. Being caught and given Banamine numerous times in the last four weeks (which now we have to twitch her to do, getting the twitch on is easy though) has made her become a little difficult to catch at times and I couldn't resist not being able to catch her when I needed to.

Ranch Girl


Reddunappy said...

Hope she continues to do good!!

fernvalley01 said...

Hope she continues to improve. Good call on the halter, no point in making a bad situation worse by stressing her or you when you need to catch her

Danielle Barlow said...

Good luck - colic's a horribly worrying thing.

strivingforsavvy said...

good news! I hope that's the end of it!

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Keeping my fingers crossed!

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Leah Fry said...

So glad Loretta is better. Jaz was sick like that in 2009, and it was strongyles. Even the following year, he seemed a bit delicate. This year, he seems completely recovered. It may take longer than you think for her to recover completely.

baystatebrumby said...

Oh I don't blame Lorretta one minue for running! But what a bummer for both of you. WINTER SCMINTER! I am ready for spring! I am soooo glad that you didn't lose her. Ranch girl, I cannot even imagine how terrible that would have been. How fretful you must have felt. I am really happy she's on the mend.